Can crowns be put on the two front teeth? If so, how long do they last? Is veneers the only option? Also, if If there is not much enamel on my back teeth and there are cavities at the gumline, will they be able to fill them? Will a tooth that has so many fillings as all my molars do, last into old age? If I get a crown, will it last into old age or will my gums recede and make the crown fail? Since my two front teeth really look okay, can simple bonding restore some "thickness" to them?
What Can Be Done to Repair Teeth Damaged Due to Bulimia?
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Repairing Teeth Damaged by Bulimia
Teeth damaged by bulimia, what can be done by damage to teeth
The first order of business would be to take care of the bulimia because if that is not being managed the fixing the teeth is going to be a waste. Once the bulimia is under control you can see a dentist and have your options explained to you
Eating Disorder and Damagede Teeth
Hi CiCi...I would first address the eating disorder. Until you are in remission, I would not spend any money on either veneers or crowns. I would do whatever was diagnosed by your dentist as need immediate attention, so decay is removed and does not progress. If you do not get a handle on the bulumia, your condition or any other acid reflux condition, will cause your new crowns, or veneers to wear away the same as the enamel on your natural teeth. Teeth that have many fillings will often not hold up because of lack of tooth structure to hold large fiillings. Crowns cover the whole tooth and they will last 10 years or more if taken care of and your oral health is good. Bonding can restore your front teeth, but will not last as long as a veneer or a crown....again, you need to concentrate on keeping the bulima in remission before doing any major cosmetic dental work. It will not last! Good luck and take good care of yourself!
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